Earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia: Death toll cross 800, could reach thousands

The coastal city of Palu has suffered the most after a strong earthquake triggered giant tsunami waves that caused mammoth destruction.

Zee Media Bureau | Sep 30, 2018, 13:52 PM IST

The coastal city of Palu has suffered the most after a strong earthquake triggered giant tsunami waves that caused mammoth destruction.

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The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared on Sunday (September 30) to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help. (Reuters Photo)

 

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Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the toll could rise into the thousands. (Reuters Photo)

 

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An aerial view of a damaged bridge here. (Reuters Photo)

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Residents sit on the ground for safety reason outside Mutiara Sis Al Jufri airport. (Reuters Photo)

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An aerial view of the Baiturrahman mosque which was hit by a tsunami, after a quake in West Palu. (Reuters Photo)

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A search and rescue team evacuates a victim from the ruins of the Roa-Roa Hotel. (Reuters Photo)

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A damaged house in the coastal city. (Reuters Photo)

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